Year 1 learn about senses

Elmhurst School for Boys

25th November 2016 | Key Stage 1

This term, Year 1 are learning about senses as part of our work in Science. They have been looking at how their senses keep them safe and out of danger, by looking at each sense in turn. During our ‘Sight’ lesson the boys wore blindfolds and tried feeling objects in trays and using their friends to help them navigate around the classroom. We also considered how sometimes our eyes deceive us and watched a clip of the Einstein mask revolving - try it and see! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YufBGuxi6k

During our ‘Smell’ lesson the boys smelled a variety of fragrant and not so fragrant smells before deciding on their favourite smell. Everyone recognised vinegar but chocolate wasn’t always popular! This lesson evoked a lot of feeling and memories for the children, commenting that ‘I know that, we have that at our house’ and one boy who said that the smell of Pears soap smelled just like his granddad! 

Making the lessons practical always helps to embed learning but has worked particularly well for the children in this topic. We are looking forward to the ‘Hearing’, ‘Taste’ and ‘Touch’ lessons. 

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